Well, in the Green vs. White Scrimmage tonight, our first and second team offense combined for 6 points in 60 minutes of play. In a scrimmage.
It's only one datapoint, not exactly encouraging.
Yeah, I think you'll see this offense will probably have it's toughest games against teams that can slow down the run. I think where they have an advantage is when they can push defenses around with physicality and the running backs which will in turn set up the pass for balance and moving the chains. It should be expected that they not light it up against this defense.
The pass defense doesn't look bad yet. This is a fear of yours and rightfully so although I'm not buying into it as much as you are. In spite of the youth, there is continuity in the secondary and Rex made observations that the communication back there was very good. That will be a key to early success as we know the passing offenses they will face.
I think the formula will be ball-control offense without turning it over and an active man-press coverage to see if these teams early on will have the time to exploit our secondary.
Last edited by Drunk Old Joe; 08-03-2014 at 04:13 AM.
LEt it go, LET IT GO: The cold never bothered me anyway
Originally Posted by ARodFLKeysJetsFan
My first question would be, how many of the teams top offensive players saw a significant amount of reps?
I know Decker was very limited, CJ was on a pitch count, didn't hear Ivory's name called hardly at all, Powell was hurt.
I didn't see Sudfield, Cumberland or Amaro's name even mentioned.
Just wondering how much these guys actually played.
I know this nothing like the starters playing a full 60 minutes (4 quarters) of football together.
Definitely not the results we were hoping for - but lets keep it in perspective.
Youre completely right....im in no way predicting, or projecting that they will stink (offensively), yet at the same time, im not buying into any of the offseason hype of major improvement, and progression until i see the proof with my own eyes. Certainly didnt see it yesterday.
FWIW, i do think offensively the team should be better. Most of the pieces appear to be there to get some points scored, but to be completely honest, im not at all sold on Geno yet, and without a legitimate QB leading the team, those other weapons can not be utilized efficiently.
Geno Smith has to be better than last year for the team to compete. Havent seen it yet. Yes it was a meaningless scrimmage yesterday, with limited playing time for starters, just always seems like we are finding reason to justify the offensive shortcomings, while expecting stellar defense.
The offense will be fine. Did you guys consider the fact that our defense is actually pretty darn good? No one can run on us and if Milliner plays like he did second half last season our passing D will be pretty sick too.
Our offense didn't score a touchdown the entire 2012 preseason and yet we still ran up the score in week 1 vs the Bills with Buttfumblechez throwing the ball.
If Geno doesn't improve Vick will just end up starting. Geno will eventually take over once Vick gets hurt. I don't have a problem with it and neither should Geno he's just a 2nd year player and not even a first round pick.